What’s on TV Monday: ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Grant’

What’s Streaming UNCUT GEMS (2019) Stream on Netflix; rent on Amazon, Vudu and YouTube. The combination of Adam Sandler’s performance in an atypical role and the Safdie brothers’ energetic and adventurous style made waves when this crime thriller arrived in theaters last year. Sandler plays Howard Ratner, a jeweler and gambler who hopes that a black opal he has acquired …

How to Make an Envelope from Newspaper

You may not be able to embrace your friends and family for a while, but letter writing is a great (and screenless) way of letting them know you care from afar. And why not give your penpals a real treat by dressing up your letter in all the news that’s fit to print? You’ll need some folding skills and a …

Together, Alone: The Car as Shelter in the Pandemic

The role of the automobile has been reinvented in the coronavirus era. Once just a way of getting from one place to another, the car has been turned into a mini-shelter on wheels, safe from contamination, a cocoon that allows its occupants to be inside and outside at the same time. It took a pandemic to give the automobile its …

What Went Wrong With My Vegetables and Flowers?

The moment just before the official start of summer is a good time to take stock of how spring went in the garden. Before I forget, I make notes on what worked and what didn’t — how there weren’t enough of that Primula over there, and too much of that Pulmonaria in another spot, or which patch of some overly …

CEO buys struggling New Zealand media company for $1

One of New Zealand’s largest media organizations will be sold for a single dollar to its chief executive By NICK PERRY Associated Press May 25, 2020, 1:13 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WELLINGTON, New Zealand — One of New Zealand’s largest media organizations will be sold for a single dollar to …

Omar describes life as a fearless fighter in new memoir

In her memoir, written with Rebecca Paley, Omar recounts taking on a much taller boy when she was just 7, rubbing his face in the sand after he picked on someone weaker. “I wasn’t afraid of fighting. I felt like I was bigger and stronger than everyone else — even if I knew that wasn’t really the case,” she wrote. …

Plant-Based ‘Meats’ Catch On in the Pandemic

That hasn’t slowed demand for meat. Sales from April 12 to May 9 were 28 percent higher than in the four weeks ending Jan. 18, before the first reported case of coronavirus in the United States, according to data from Nielsen. But the meat industry’s troubles may have provided a boost for plant-based meat substitutes, which had a jump of …

The Drones Were Ready for This Moment

New Yorkers strolling along the East River early last month glanced up to see an unsettling sight: a mysterious drone claiming to represent something called the “Anti-Covid-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force” barking orders to pedestrians below to maintain social distancing. “Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet,” the drone intoned, according to a report from CBS News, …